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You Run Better Than Metro
by Run Girl Run
posted October 31, 2011 at 3:16pm

Marine Corp Marathon weekend is hands down one of my favorite weekends to be in D.C. The energy surrounding the race is amazing and there's no place I'd rather be the last Sunday in October than cheering on friends. Megan drove down to my house so we cou...more

Lauren Fleshman playing the Waiting Game, dealing with an injury scare before NYC Marathon
by Ask Lauren Fleshman
posted October 31, 2011 at 12:17am

Its been over a week since my last post, which completely goes against my “one post every day until the marathon” thing. This is what happens when a runner gets an injury scare. Its called burying your head in the sand. Heard of it? I bet you have. I...more

Niagara Falls International Marathon Recap...by the winner!
by Meggan's Running Blog
posted October 30, 2011 at 9:51pm

Editor's note: Meggan, you rock! Niagara Falls Marathon Results: 2:52:16 for 1st female ($1,500)(results from Garmin: 2:52:17 for 26.33 miles ~ 6:32 pace)Wow, can't believe that was already a week ago! So after celebrating Maddy's birthday for the 4th tim...more

Lauren Fleshman's Marathon Light Bulb #5: On the Edge of Disaster
by Ask Lauren Fleshman
posted October 23, 2011 at 10:34am

Reality Check Yesterday was Friday, and it was the last hard workout of the last hard week before staring to taper. Am I pumped? You betcha! So what happens? My leg falls off of course. Halfway through the workout, my left knee decides it doesn’t wa...more

Lauren Fleshman's Lightbulb #4: Marathon causes extreme energy swings
by Ask Lauren Fleshman
posted October 21, 2011 at 10:31am

Ok so I’ve been training for about 6 weeks for the marathon. Here is the percentage of time I have felt the following ways: Extremely tired: 30% Pooped: 20% Superhuman: 10% Oh-my-God-I’m-injured: 7% Confident that I’m on track: 25% Why am I d...more

Lauren Fleshman: Light Bulb #3: The Moment You Know...I can run a marathon
by Ask Lauren Fleshman
posted October 20, 2011 at 10:50am

When you’ve never done a marathon, it is scary as s%#! But there is a beautiful moment, after slogging away for weeks, when what once seemed impossible is suddenly within your reach. I’m sure this moment can happen anytime: after completing a grueli...more

Light bulb #2: Marathon is bad for your feet
by Ask Lauren Fleshman
posted October 19, 2011 at 8:41am

I’ve run for 16 years now and until three weeks ago, I had perfect feet. Okay, yeah I’ve had four stress fractures, so the internal mechanics leave something to be desired, but from just looking at ‘em, people have literally told me, “Damn! Thos...more

The IAAF has a Bunny Problem (not just in women’s marathoning)
by Fair Game News
posted October 18, 2011 at 5:48pm

By Laura Pappano The international track federation’s (IAAF) decision to nullify women’s marathon records from mixed-sex events reflects a crude double standard: Men can have rabbits; women can’t. The use of pacesetters is common in running, from ...more

Paula and the Marathon: History Stands
by Byline to Finish Line
posted October 18, 2011 at 5:10pm

A few weeks ago, the governing body for international track and field made an announcement regarding women’s marathon records. Turns out, the IAAF will only recognize world records run by women in races with a women-only field. The reason? Running with ...more

Recovery time: Finding stillness in the desert
by Byline to Finish Line
posted October 17, 2011 at 5:04pm

The plan to spend a few days hiking in the Eastern Sierra fell apart. My hiking traveling party was either physically busted from the first day on Mt. Whiteny or emotionally and mentally done with anything involving a mountain. And so we decided to drive ...more

Training for the week..7 days out from 26.2
by Meggan's Running Blog
posted October 17, 2011 at 11:46am

Monday: 9.7 milesTuesday: AM: 30 minutes PM: 2 miles with the nieghbourWednesday: 2 mile w/u, 4X 1 mile on the track, 5:29, 5:22, 5:16, 5:13 (rest of 3-3.5) 10 min c/dThursday: 9.16 milesFriday: 45 minutes easySaturday: 12.7 miles in 1:27 (relaxed and eas...more

Lauren Fleshman: The Final Countdown to ING NYC Marathon
by Ask Lauren Fleshman
posted October 17, 2011 at 8:59am

In 21 days, this 5k runner will be standing on the starting line of the NY Marathon, about to run 26.2 miles for the first time in my life (as hard as I can). Hot damn! For these final three weeks of marathon prep, my goal is to share at least one thing...more

Chicago Marathon: Steve Jobs changed how we race (and cheer)
by Fair Game News
posted October 15, 2011 at 11:44am

By Laura Pappano Yes, we’ve heard the exciting Chicago Marathon results. Despite the heat (78 degrees according to my iPhone) Moses Mosop set a course record (2:05:37) and Liliya Shobukhova finished in 2:18:20, making it her third straight Chicago win,...more

Long Beach Marathon: A View from Behind the Scenes
by Chic Runner
posted October 13, 2011 at 6:26pm

Nothing compares to race day when it comes to my job. It seriously is one of the most emotional, stressful, amazing, crazy, busy, exhausting days ever. There is so much adrenaline, work and crazy things to do and finish and then it all comes together and ...more

Woman delivers baby after completing Chicago Marathon
by Pretty Tough
posted October 11, 2011 at 9:34am

Some people are just show-offs. Amber Miller accomplished two monumental feats this weekend. First, the 27-year-old Illinois woman joined 45,000 other runners to participate in Sunday’s Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Then, hours after crossing the f...more

Marathon Season Thus Far
by The Track & Field Superblog
posted October 10, 2011 at 1:15am

I’ve been a bit lax on my usual rate of posting. This is because I actually have a real job, and September and October are the busiest times of the year for a teacher who also coaches cross country. So here’s a rundown of the top action of the fall ...more

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